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Fantail 5m

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$ 400.00
LOA: 17'0" 5m
Beam: 8'0" 2438mm
Draught: 4'6" 1371mm
Keel up: 16" 406mm
Displacement: 1300lbs
Weight: 430kgs
Lead ballast: 300Ibs
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The FANTAIL 5m has been designed as a high performance, easily sailed, trailerable yacht. These craft are round bilge construction, built on the Cedar strip plank method over temporary frames, glassed inside and out. We have found this construction to be exceptionally simple for amateur builders giving an exceptionally professional exterior appearance. The Fantail has a beam of 2438mm or 8ft which gives tremendous sail carrying ability. This combined with the ballasted centreboard ensures that the craft is fully self-righting and gives a good safe high performance yacht specifically designed as a day sailer. The rig has been designed to be easily erected and the sail plan is designed to give flexibility over a wide range of wind speeds. The 430kgs weight of the craft means that it is easily trailed by the family car.

The craft is planked from Cedar core approximately 9mm in thickness which is applied in 1" (25mm) strips over our fullsize frames which are removed after the hull is turned over. The hull is fibreglassed inside and out for maximum strength and completely watertight integrity. Small outboards can be used for auxiliary power if required and the recommended motor is approximately 5 h.p.

The plan includes FULLSIZE TEMPLATES of the temporary frames, stem and transom as well as detailed drawings on hull construction, sail plan and rigging plus written instructions.

Pelin Plans 2000 Ltd · Whangarei · New Zealand · Ph +64 0274 864 307 · info@pelinplans.co.nz 

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